Colourful, Fun, Storytelling Wedding Photography… Meet Yvonne Lishman

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First Day of School introduction of yourself…

I’m an alternative wedding photographer based in Nottingham who travels the UK shooting my distinctive brand of non-traditional, quirky, fun, documentary wedding photography for down to earth couples who love to laugh and who are doing things their way not the conventional way. Friends and family describe me as a tad eccentric, which I take as a compliment because I sure as the hell couldn’t bear to be considered ordinary

Tell us what you love?

Cats. Pugs. Animals in general. Olives. Vegan food. Kindness. Watching motorbikes whizz round tracks. Radio 3. Punk, Indie punk, and rock. Victorian novels. Ghost stories. Walking in the countryside. Lying in bed of a morning trapped under a pile of cats unable to get up. A bloody good laugh. Bruce Willis films. The beach at Lundin Links in Fife.

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Tell us a bit about your HQ…

HQ is my home, a little Victorian cottage, which I share with my husband Mike and numerous hairy four-legged kids. It’s a mad house with lots of laughter at, quite frankly, the sorts of things five year olds tend to find funny. Most days I’m editing with two pugs at my feet and three cats trying to stampede my knees, or the keyboard, while Radio 3 rocks out on the airwaves.

What made you start up the

Traditional Sign Painting & Gilding… Unique Artwork by Andrew J Mason for your wedding day!

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Cool Wedding Signs + Unique Wedding Artwork Gifts…

Today we chat with the lovely Andrew J Mason about his incredible collection of traditional sign paintings and gilded artwork; which make ideal unique wedding gift…

Introduce yourself…

Hi I’m Andrew J Mason and I work with the disappearing skills of traditional sign painting and gilding. That means working with gold leaf which requires patience and a delicate touch. I’ve been making art in one form or another for most of my life but only recently found a medium from which I am now able to make a living. I’m determined to bring this beautiful and unique art form to people who may not have previously been aware of it.

What are a few of your favourite things?

I’ve got pretty eclectic tastes so you’re just as likely to find me at the opera, walking long distance trails or binge watching Game of Thrones! As I work alone I’ll always be listening to radio 4 or perhaps a podcast. I get through a lot of those.

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Tell us about where the magic happens – where’s your HQ?

I have the pleasure of being able to work from home so my studio is quite literally the spare room. It’s small but perfectly formed and works well for me as I often need to complete the final stages of

Bespoke Wedding Styling + Unique Prop Hire from the Award Winning Not Your Average I Do…

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Introduce yourself…

I’m Kelly Kearley owner of Not Your Average I Do. I’ve worked in the events industry for as long as I can remember, however my passion has always been for weddings, I love love! We strive to be different and stand out from the crowd and this can be seen in all our services from our bespoke styling, to our lighting options and our huge range of props in our Wedding Warehouse. This year I’ve introduced wedding planning workshops to help those couples who want to get stuck in and run their wedding from start to finish. I love sharing my knowledge with couples and setting them up with everything they need to make their wedding day a success.

What are a few of your favourite things?

I love my family, a good glass of wine sitting round a log fire, the sunshine and travel.

But my passion is organising and running weddings and events. It is in my blood. I started at 15 organising the sixth form leavers ball and haven’t looked back!

This year I’m really loving copper and have built up a beautiful range of copper wedding accessories – including table centres, table plans, cake stands and glass votives. I think it looks beautiful set against fresh foliage, soft white drapes and festoon lighting.

Tell us about where the

Award Winning Documentary Wedding Photography full of fun, laughter + true emotions… Meet Marianne Chua

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Natural wedding photography with a fun and quirky twist…

I’m delighted in welcoming Marianne from Marianne Chua Photography to the the Mr & Mrs Unique team. From being named as a Rising Stars of 2017 by Rangefinder magazine to being featured by Fujifilm UK; Marianne has had the most amazing year… which is hardly surprising as we love her honest, documentary photos that burst full of fun, humour and emotions. 

Meet Marianne Chua…

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First Day of School introduction of yourself…

Hi I’m Marianne and I’m a Londoner born and raised, who spent 8 years getting three university degrees only to realise I was better at something I have taught myself! (I’m talking about photography, not my Mr. Brightside dance routine…) ;)

What do you love?

Outside of shooting people’s happiness, I love to run (I do marathons!) and cycle one of my two bikes, Brompt and Big Blue. I am super keen for any and all board games, live escape room games and basically any sort of novel experience! I’ve jumped out of planes and abseiled down waterfalls but I also get a lot of joy out of small things, like junction 16 between the M25 and the M40.

Tell us a bit about your HQ…

I mostly edit and run the business from my home, but I hold all my meetings at a location

Why You Should Work with Indie Bespoke Bridal Designers… Most Curious Wedding Fair Part 2

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Indie wedding exhibitors are kind of what A Most Curious Wedding Fair do…

And this year, we’re thrilled to be sponsoring the show, as it’s what we’re all about too. Last week, Becky talked about the importance of working with indie suppliers for your wedding and how they’re totally key to getting thoughtful, personalised design on the day. This week she’s back to introduce you to some more of the talented suppliers lined up for the fair, who you can chat to and make plans with in less than two weeks time! (If you buy a VIP ticket, you get one of our limited edition print magazines as part of your ticket too…)

THE ACCESSORIES

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Virna Pasquinelli, of Virna Pasquinelli Millinery

I feel that people are starting to rebel against the mass-marketed world where everything is disposable and our ‘likes’ are fed to us by the media and advertising. In a society lacking genuine individuality people increasingly have a desire to differentiate and therefore there seems to be more and more requests for bespoke services.

My Process…

I particularly enjoy the initial meeting with a client as for me is like a game; I study their appearance, body language and the way the talk to capture any kind of sign that makes me understand their unique character and style! I also usually ask them to 

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